Acclaim for Communitas redundancy support services


The Communitas model of redundancy support, and the success of this in facilitating the return of redundant workers to employment, was highlighted as an example of European best practice within the Impact Study on the Viability of the European Globalisation Adustment Fund (IP/A/EMPL/ST/2006-02), which was presented to the European Parliament. The model has also been highlighted in chapters in the following books:


Trade Unions and Training: Issues and International Perspectives (National Key Centre in Industrial Relations, Monash University, Australia, 2004)

Promoting Lifelong Learning for Older Workers: An International Overview, (CEDEFOP Reference Series 65. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2006);


and in articles published in the following academic and practitioner journals:

Adults Learning (2002)

Career Development International (2004)

Sociology (2006)

European Journal of Industrial Relations (2007);


The successful work of Communitas has also been highlighted within high profile policy orientated forums including:


The European Metalworkers’ Federation Conference, Lifelong Learning a Continuous Challenge on the Social Dialogue for the European Metal Industry (2002)

The Special European Metalworkers’ Federation Seminar on Lifelong Learning in the Steel Industry, EMF Steel Select Working Party (2003)

The CEDEFOP workshop on Workplace Learning – Reaching Those with Low Skills and Older Workers (2004)

The Centre d’Etudes de L’Emploi/ European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, conference on Socially Responsible Restructuring in Europe (2003)